A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy food ingredients for resale.


Ambekoun Group's story

Most of the four members of the Ambekoun Group are married into polygamous households. They are, on average 40 years old and have five children. They all live in Kanadjiguila in the commune of Mandé, Kati County. They know one another through business and local connections. The women work at the market in Kanadjiguila, and sell food ingredients (onions) and clothing.

Wanting to increase their working capital, the group works with the field partner, Soro Yiriwaso. This will be their second group loan.

Mariam (sitting on the far right in the photo) sells onions. She plans to use her loan to buy ten sacks of onions in Médine. She will then retail them on foot in Kanadjiguila, mainly to women. Mariam expects this loan to generate an average monthly profit of 90,000 francs CFA which will be reinvested in her business and used to provide for the needs of her household.

In this group: Nani , Mariam , Mariam , Djénèba

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder



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